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Old 05-19-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Ok, so I've seen a lot of people on this forum and elsewhere complaining about how to do this, some say they spent over an hour running around and got nowhere near the amount needed. I came up with two methods for this, both worked perfect.

My first effort which took a little more time I will admit, but was 100% successful (came out with more than 90k in damages). What we are looking to do is vehicle damage, this is all that counts, this is where the money is. Now start the case The Drivers Seat, as soon as you leave the police station jump in a car, turn around and drive up the hill, drive down get some speed and hit a car head on, this will cause the car you hit to start flaming, congratulations you did over 1k of damage. How do I know this? because if you go on Rockstars Social Club you can see the cars you unlocked and how much they're worth and if you manage to destroy that car then that counts towards how much damage you just did. If you look through 98% of the cars are worth over 1k. So you destroy their car and your car at the same time, that's 2k. Up and down the hill until you destroy 48 cars to be safe. Too time consuming?

Method 2 -

This kind of follows on from what I was going by before - Vehicle Value. So I was browsing through the car values and looked for the most expensive which from what I have unlocked so far is the American La France Fire Truck $12,459. These can be found at the fire station next to the Hollywood Police Station when you are at the Arson Desk. So, 5 destroyed Fire Trucks Later, it popped (Again! different GT)

Hope this helps, Method 1 takes about 35-40 mins, method 2 around 20 odd mins, those Fire Trucks are tough. Remember, head on and don't count towards your total unless the vehicle is on fire, just to be safe. Enjoy your 30G.

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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thanks for the insight... will try method 2 soon
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, thanks for this. Will give it a try after I wrap up the main story and go back and redo a mission for some good ol' fashion carnage
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:56 PM   #4
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Nice. I think there is a fire truck next to the vice parking lot, so I'll try those.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:42 AM   #5
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After I complete the game, can I pick a case and play it again to do this?
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:28 AM   #6
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I just drove around like a maniac for about 30 minutes crashing into cars and trying to run people over and take out everything possible. Wasn't going for the achievement and ended up with 68k in damages and a 1 star rating. Aww yeah.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tip, Ill do method 2
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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Thanks for this man. I'm going for method #1.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #9
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good achievement lol

Can tell me when is best do this Achievement after ive finished the game ? i thought the idea of game was to be good cop laugh ? and u have to RANK UP etc ? so if i start smashing stuff wont my police profile drop down ? i dont really understand it sorry.If anyone help me with info this would be of help to me.Thank you.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:30 PM   #10
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Can tell me when is best do this Achievement after ive finished the game ? i thought the idea of game was to be good cop laugh ? and u have to RANK UP etc ? so if i start smashing stuff wont my police profile drop down ? i dont really understand it sorry.If anyone help me with info this would be of help to me.Thank you.
The game only saves your highest rating in a case. So if you already beat the game, and have 5 stars in each case, replaying a case to get this achievement won't overwrite your 5 star.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:13 PM   #11
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Smashing fire trucks did the trick for me. Ended wit 97k in vehicle damage.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #12
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Can this be done in free roam?
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:58 PM   #13
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Can this be done in free roam?
No you can't it has to be during a case.

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Old 07-17-2011, 06:16 PM   #14
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thanks, this was really useful, never thought of the firetruck idea
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:34 PM   #15
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This is VERY easy to get in the first case. Just drive head on into cars that are moving and you'll almost certainly destroy the car. I did this and racked up $88,000 in vehicle damage alone just playing through the case.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:48 AM   #16
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Haha! While it may be time consuming it'll probably be one of the most fun achievements to do!
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:39 PM   #17
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Thanks for this helpful tip! Never could reach this amount of damage.
So a car is classified as being totally destroyed once it starts burning? Is that correct?
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:53 AM   #18
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Can you also get this cheevo on a DLC case? (seeing as you don't need to ***** them)
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #19
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Can you also get this cheevo on a DLC case? (seeing as you don't need to ***** them)
That might work, but why worry about the 5 star rating? Once you earn the 5 stars, replaying it over and receiving less wont effect your score, or the achievement for getting 5 stars in every case, the 5 star rating will remain when you view it in the case file.

Basically what Iím saying is, your rating can only go up, never down.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:51 PM   #20
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People are making this out to be way harder than it is. It’s pretty simple really. Just drive around and once you get up to speed drive head on into another car. It will most likely total yours and the one you hit. When your car is totaled or gets to where it slows down just hop into another one. I spent maybe 5 minutes doing this, then went back to working the case. On my way from one place to the next I crashed a few times. By the time I was done I had over 80k in fines/damages.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #21
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Best way to check your damaged cars is through your stats, just add 48 to ur stats and you should be golden. Just fyi.

update: It only counts the cars you drive that you destroy, so just add 24 to your stats if you crash the other car too.

Plus, I've noticed that if you do it right you can crash 2 cars for every one car you drive for a total of three cars, you just have to make sure you get to top speed and the other car is moving straight on at you.

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